October 20, 2004: Excerpts From the Presidential Campaign (AP)

  • In Iraq, every week brings fresh evidence that President Bush just doesn’t see what’s happening. And he isn’t leveling with the American people about why we went to war, how the war is going and he has no idea how to put our policy back on track.
  • And, finally, the American people have learned that nine months ago the top U.S. commander in Iraq pleaded with the Pentagon for critical supplies to counter the growing insurgency, all of which our troops should have had before they went to war, including 36,000 sets of body armor and spare parts for tanks, helicopters and fighting vehicles.